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This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains documents other than rules 
or proposed rules that are applicable to the public. Notices of hearings 
and investigations, committee meetings, agency decisions and rulings, 
delegations of authority, filing of petitions and applications and agency 
statements of organization and functions are examples of documents 
appearing in this section.

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Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 77 / Monday, April 21, 2008 / 
Notices

[[Page 21303]]



DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Agricultural Marketing Service

[Docket No. AMS-ST-08-0028]


Plant Variety Protection Board; Open Teleconference Meeting

AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice of teleconference meeting.

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SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a 
forthcoming teleconference meeting of the Plant Variety Protection 
Board. Notice of this meeting is required under section 10(a)(2) of the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act. This document is intended to notify the 
general public of their opportunity to attend the meeting.

DATES: May 1, 2008; 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in the United States Department of 
Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing Service Conference Room, Room 3074, 
South Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Janice M. Strachan, Plant Variety 
Protection Office (PVPO), Science and Technology Programs, Agricultural 
Marketing Service, United States Department of Agriculture, telephone 
number (301) 504-5518, fax (301) 504-5291, or e-mail PVPOmail@usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Plant Variety Protection (PVP) Board is 
authorized under section 7 of the Plant Variety Protection Act (7 U. S. 
C. 2327). The Board advises the Secretary of Agriculture on rules and 
regulations implementing the Act. On May 1, 2008, the Board will 
conduct a teleconference meeting to discuss improving the Plant Variety 
Protection Office Application Process and other related topics.
    The tentative agenda for the teleconference meeting includes: (1) 
Welcome and opening remarks; (2) Action on general recommendations from 
Board minutes of November 14 and 15, 2007 meeting; (3) Financial status 
of the PVP Office, (4) PVP Office information technology 
infrastructure, and (5) Adjournment.
    The public may attend the teleconference at the following address: 
USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service Conference Room, Room 3074, South 
Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250. All 
attendees are required to register with the PVP Office at 301-504-5518 
before April 30, 2008. Identification will be required to be admitted 
to the USDA's South Building.
    This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. 
Requests for sign language interpretation should be directed to the 
person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Minutes of the 
teleconference will be posted on the Internet Web site http://
www.ams.usda.gov/PVPO.

    Dated: April 16, 2008.
Lloyd C. Day,
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service.
 [FR Doc. E8-8553 Filed 4-18-08; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3410-02-P